Novato 4th of July Parade Lineup
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 
Nation of Innovation
Celebrating Science and Technology in Novato

Thank you for entering the Novato 4th of July Parade. We hope that you have a wonderful start to your Independence Day celebrations.
The Parade lineup with your entry number, staging map, plus staging and general Parade instructions are available by clicking on the links provided. Please read all the instructions carefully as there may be changes from previous years. The instructions include important information for keeping the Parade moving safely and smoothly for everyone, entries, audience and volunteers. It is incumbent on each of us to do what we can to make it fun and successful.
Please follow these three steps:
1. Click on Parade Lineup
–  Your entry number is found by locating your entry name. Your entry name is listed in alphabetical order, using the entry name on your
   application form. 
– You will be given a paper entry number when you enter your staging area. Please attach to your entry as instructed.


2. Click on Staging Map
This is a detailed map of all the staging areas.



3. Click on Staging & Parade Instructions
This is the detailed information for your entry.

If you have any questions, please email

Remember, the Parade is a 100% volunteer production & the committee’s goal is to make the Parade interesting and entertaining from beginning to end, while keeping in mind protocol issues and the various needs of small children, seniors and animals. It is ofcourse impossible to place everyone at the front. If you’re toward the end of the Parade, remember that the crowd will be twice as excited to see you coming down the street. Maintain the pace as directed to avoid bunches and gaps. This will assure that the last units will have the same audience as the first ones.

We urge the adults in charge of each entry to keep in mind the needs of their participants by keeping them hydrated and in good spirits. If your unit is #40 or above, and you have children, it would be wise to have one adult check in at 9:00 AM with the vehicle, and have another adult bring the children at 10:00 AM. However, every unit must be in a position with all participants ready when it’s your turn to start.

There’s a lot to do downtown before the Parade starts. The annual Buckaroo Breakfast serves a great meal from 7:00 – 10:00 AM for only $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for children. As always, there will be street entertainers along Grant Avenue from 9:00 -10:00 AM.